We are deeply saddened to share the news of Eriq Neale's passing. Eriq Neale, SBS expert and friend of ChannelPro, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Eriq was on the cover of our March 2011 issue, and often a source for ChannelPro stories.
A technician, engineer, author, and community leader, Eriq was more than happy to share his expertise on the SMB market with ChannelPro throughout the years. As a Microsoft MVP, Eriq was a partner at Third Tier and the owner of EON Consulting, providing IT support services to small businesses. Eriq was often seen at various SMB events as a speaker and contributor, and was a key fixture of our community.
Here are a few ChannelPro articles featuring Eriq and his expert advice:
- Using Tablet PCs for Business: How They Stack Up
- Snow Leopard Server: A Great Fit for Some
- Is Microsoft Small Business Server Still Relevant?
Eriq is survived by his wife Anna. A PayPal account has been set up by his friends, and donations can be sent to [email protected]. He made an indelible impression on everyone who met him, and will be missed by all of us in the SMB channel community.